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Katie Justice (she/her)
Director of Career Services & Alumni Relations, The Ohio State University, College of Social Work; 2019-2021 CCDSWE Board Chair

Tell us about yourself.

I am a licensed independent social worker and have been working for the University for 19 years. While working for the College in Field Education as a program manager, I seen the great need for career services, and proposed the development of the program and my current position to leadership. With the approval from leadership in 2013, I took off with establishing a program that includes a Career Development Course, Careers Closet, Student-Alumni Mentorship Experience, and a Washington, D.C. Fly-in Experience.

What motivates you personally or professionally?

Students! I really enjoy hearing about their professional goals, dream jobs, passions, and more.

Why did you join CCDSWE? How long have you been involved?

When developing the Career Services program 8 years ago, I realized I needed to reach out to the experts and that is when I found this group. Once I became a member and attended my first conference, I felt connected and learned so much about programming and resources in social work career development. After a few years and with an established program, I decided it was time for me to give back and took on the role as Secretary. Many of the board leaders and members have been great mentors to me--I wanted to do the same for others. After serving as the Secretary, I then was inspired to apply to the Chair position--and here I am today--enjoying every moment of leading this great group of social work career service professionals.

What do you enjoy most about CCDSWE?

What I enjoy most about CCDSWE are the people. I enjoy networking and getting to know the members, and the impressive work that they are doing.

What do you look forward to in the short or long term?

For this year-I am looking forward to seeing fellow members in-person!!!

What piece of advice (that someone else gave to you) do you carry with you or would you like to pass onto someone else?

When it comes to career services programming, the best piece of advice I received was to "be creative."

Published 6/24/21

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